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Memorable Manitobans: Donald “Don” Hunter (1941-2019)

Entertainer, manager.

Born on 22 February 1941, he sang in nightclubs around Winnipeg while doing odd jobs during the day. In the mid-1960s, he became manager to The Guess Who and was named “Manager of the Year” by RCA. After the band broke up, he moved to a small farm at Grand Marais before going to Abbotsford, British Columbia. He returned in Manitoba in 2003 and died on 16 October 2019.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 October 2019.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 November 2019

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